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CHAPTER 16. PUBLIC HEALTH.

ARTICLE 4E. UNIFORM MATERNAL SCREENING ACT.

§16-4E-1. Legislative findings.

The Legislature finds that there is a need for a more comprehensive and uniform approach to any screening conducted by physicians and midwives to discover at-risk and high-risk pregnancies. A uniform approach would simplify the process, standardize the procedure and better identify those pregnancies that need more in-depth care and monitoring. Additionally, a uniform application would provide better and more measurable data regarding at-risk and high-risk pregnancies. This would allow public health officials to gain a better understanding of those conditions that are most frequently observed and to develop methodology to address those concerns.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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